Montrezl is not “That Guy” – The Cardinal’s Beak

The Political Agitator response: I agree he is not “That Guy!” I had the pleasure of videoing Montrezl at North Edgecombe High School in Leggett NC right outside of Tarboro NC. When I first seen him play ball and heard about he made good grades, I said this guy is going somewhere. It was the best thing when he left North Edgecombe to finish up his high school years in Virginia. He has always appeared to be a good guy every time I had the opportunity to see him. When I seen the incident the other day briefly, I said what went wrong but it appeared that he really didn’t do anything to grant being thrown out of the game. So when I read this article, I was happy to see that someone else seen what I seen. Thank you for the confirmation.

My father once told me that a person can do a thousand things right, even ten thousand things right, but you do one thing wrong, just one, that’s all people will ever remember, and you don’t want to be that guy. Throughout my life I have watched this old cliché play out many times. I think it’s even more relevant now during the age of instant news and social media. People in the world today can’t wait to jump on their moral high horse and take someone to task. It is a hobby for some.

Saturday during a basketball game against Western Kentucky Montrezl Harrell was poked, prodded, pushed and at one point ganged up on by five of the Hilltopper players. When that happened Montrezl lost control of himself and came very close to throwing a punch during a scuffle at the end of the first half. Montrezl was ejected for a flagrant 2 foul. After watching the video for several minutes the referees in charge of the game determined that while Montrezl came very close he did not throw a punch. And it was also ruled that he did not fight. So this should be the end of this right? (Source: Read more)